: a genus of very large Devonian fossil plants resembling and probably closely related to the psilophytons but distinguished by spiny verticellate or spiral appendages resembling leaves and sometimes having sporangia in their axils

Word History


New Latin, probably from drepano- (from Greek drepanē, drepanon sickle) + -phycus (from Greek phykos seaweed)

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“Drepanophycus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Drepanophycus. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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